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Cancel the Marathon
Forbes ^ | 11/2/12 | Greg McNeal

Posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT by jimbo123

In an act of sheer idiocy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided that the New York City Marathon should still be held. His decision comes despite the fact that the city is still struggling to recover from “Superstomr Sandy.” We’re talking about a city where children are dumpster diving for food, yet the Mayor thinks an event where out of town runners trot through storm damaged boroughs while being handed free energy bars and water is a good idea?

The marathon will kick off in Staten Island where bodies are still being pulled from the rubble. The marathon is still a go, despite the fact that Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro is pleading for help from the Red Cross and other volunteer organizations. Where are the volunteers? Well, they are descending on New York City for a race that has been described in ordinary times as a “grueling feat of logistics.” It’s an event that requires dozens of medical volunteers to tend to runners and hundreds of police to close roads and direct traffic.

Aren’t medical volunteers and police the exact people we want focused on the victims of Sandy?

How can this sporting event possibly be the right thing for the people of New York?

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; ny; nyc; nymarathon; sports
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:39 AM PDT by jimbo123
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“How can this sporting event possibly be the right thing for the people of New York?”

Its not. Why should they change their ways now. When have they EVER done anything that was truly for the people of New York?

PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!!!!!!


2 posted on 11/02/2012 5:41:05 AM PDT by mark3681
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The band continues to play after the Titanic has struck the iceberg and has begun to list....

Gotta keep up the morale, doncha see.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 5:41:09 AM PDT by alloysteel ("If you are going to follow the road less traveled, at least consult your GPS first.".)
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You heard of ‘running with the bulls’? This will be ‘running with New York's sewer rats’. The rat infestation is supposed to be real bad after the water recedes. Not to mention the other ‘rats in NYC.
4 posted on 11/02/2012 5:41:50 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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You heard of ‘running with the bulls’? This will be ‘running with New York's sewer rats’. The rat infestation is supposed to be real bad after the water recedes. Not to mention the other ‘rats in NYC.
5 posted on 11/02/2012 5:42:36 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Nanny Bloomberg can’t....YET, ...he has to scam world travelers out of millions first, .It must be cancelled, but not just yet...sometime later today


6 posted on 11/02/2012 5:42:59 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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I have visions of the real people of Manhattan blocking the run. Is it Sunday? By Sunday those people will be very angry.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT by Mercat
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Doesn’t the marathon require police security? Don’t the police already have enough on their plate in the aftermath of the hurricane?


8 posted on 11/02/2012 5:46:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jimbo123
Napoleon is an idiot!
9 posted on 11/02/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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If children are dumpster diving for food is it because their idiot parents are passed out on the floor on drugs?


10 posted on 11/02/2012 5:49:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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This is making the mayor look really bad. I like that.

But on the other hand canceling the marathon would mean millions of dollars in canceled hotel rooms, taxi rides, people buying steaks and wine and cocktails ( and tips for wait staff and bartenders and cabbies), theater tickets, horse rides in Central Park, etc.
The people working in these businesses depend on this money coming in for their lives.

Just because some are suffering doesn’t mean others should not be allowed to not suffer.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:32 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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I have visions of the real people of Manhattan blocking the run. Is it Sunday? By Sunday those people will be very angry.

It starts Sunday at 10 or 11 AM. Having done it once, it requires massive logistics as normally it gets about 40K participants. Big deal for the whole city, with that many visitors, for hotels, restaurants, even shows. The runners come from around the world. It should be cancelled.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 5:51:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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children are dumpster diving for food

Maybe they should strap backpacks on all the runners and fill them with Romney's canned goods.

They could either toss them out to cheering residents, or use the cans as self-defense weapons against rioting ghettoRATs.

13 posted on 11/02/2012 5:54:38 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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Just what they need right now: an additional 40,000 people coming into the city who will require food, shelter, water, police protection, possible medical assistance, etc. How the hell can Bloomberg possibly think this is a good idea?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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WHAT IF THEY GAVE A MARATHON AND NOBODY CAME

I think New Yorkers know what to do.

15 posted on 11/02/2012 5:57:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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The problem is Bloomberg already has the money from TV rights etc, spent.
16 posted on 11/02/2012 6:03:43 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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IMPEACH BLOOMBERG!!! DERELICTION OF DUTY!! People are STARVING and FREEZING.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: The Free Engineer

how can that happen without electricity


18 posted on 11/02/2012 6:05:53 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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The Mayor needs to be impeached.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 6:07:18 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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Why not ask the marathon entrants to run around and help people? Use their energy in a positive and productive way. Give medals to those who perform the most charitable acts or something.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 6:08:44 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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